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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary (pronounced “Bon-a-rong” - Aboriginal meaning “Native Companion”) was established in 1981 as a sanctuary for injured and orphaned wildlife and is Tasmania's most popular wildlife park. At Bonorong you will see native...more
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593 Briggs Rd, Brighton, Tasmania 7030, Australia
+61 3 6268 1184
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here on a ship excursion and enjoyed learning about the animals and how they are cared for. Finally got to see a Tasmanian Devil. We were able to touch a wombat and koala and then feed kangaroos. I'm so glad there are places like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LovemyAcura
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After 5 weeks in Australia and tons of wildlife spotting, we weren’t sure if we’d be impressed by Bonorong. We booked the night tour to get a better sense of some of Australia’s nocturnal animals, and we were so thrilled with our tour. Hannah, our...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank citygal77
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience . From the animals down to the Vegan food. Staff friendly and helpful and animals all awake and alert. It’s a must see and do.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Cruser3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Previous reviewers have said it all - the importance of the work they do here & the great experience for us, being able to learn all about how & why it’s done as well as being able to feed the kangaroos (& give them a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Louiseoxf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid a visit in December with my son and it was a definite highlight from our trip “down under!” Paul was exceptional in his knowledge of the animals and genuinely concerned with our interests and helping us get the most out of the experience! Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dkuhn321
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary apparently does a great deal of work saving and caring for injured wild animals. Most tourists stop here to see the native animals, who, with certain exceptions, are well suited to their captive environments. In particular, we enjoyed seeing the “burrows”...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bonorong is a must see when you visit Hobart. Started by a passionate young man who spent his life savings to buy land to care for the animals and hopefully release them back to the wild. The staff is helpful and friendly! The animals are...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BrightonCo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kids love it. You can grab as much roo-food as you want and feed them. One minor inconvenience for small kids as it is built on a sloppy hill, and you have to watch them not to be tripped, which has lots of roo-poo!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SenecaW4
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our best experience in Tasmania. The first time I had a possibility to feed and pet kangaroos. Other creatures from the close.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Zeituni
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Zeituni, there are so many great things to do in Tassie so we're pretty chuffed you found us the best!!! The kangaroos are often a highlight and with around 100 in our mob, there's no shortage to feed and scratch under the chest! Thanks...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For those visiting Hobart, we could not recommend this preserve more enthusiastically. Large (but very walkable), clean, well-staffed. The animals looked very well cared for, and many of them are being rehabbed on the site. The freely roaming kangaroos were a joy - feed them...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank highway_song
Bonorong S, Front Office Manager at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your very thorough review highway_song! We take great pride in our Sanctuary and endeavour to make it a lovely place to visit for both humans and critters alike! Our visitor's entry fees enable us to continue our conservation work and we appreciate each...More

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February 11, 2018|
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Response from Sue_Esterman | Reviewed this property |
we had our own transport but there are buses from Hobart
Alexandra A
October 12, 2017|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hello Alexandra A, thanks for getting in touch! Due to strict wildlife regulations and as we are a Sanctuary, guests are not permitted to cuddle or hold our animals. If you join a wombat encounter or one of our... More
November 15, 2016|
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Response from Bonorong S | Property representative |
Hi there! Thanks for your question. Tasmania has strict regulations around the handling of wildlife, so we only offer pats of the koalas and wombats (this happens on our daily tours, or you can book in a private tour to... More